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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2007, 01:52:02 am »
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Kyle , you're blathering - go share a drink with either Jeff or Sett.
One of them might be buying.


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Not if the fucker is on his "I hate America" soapbox again.


Koltar, after reading the thread, take the banning as a badge of honor. I mean shit, there were Global Warming proponents in there claiming that biofuels are "carbon neutral" and thus safely may be burned without emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I guess he never heard of combustion.

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« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2007, 04:12:01 am »
I realise that paranoia clouds the reason of many here, but let's be quite clear: klingon-dude was banned because he threatened the site with legal action. At that point, the ban isn't an act of spite, it's plain common sense.

This has nothing to do with klingon-dude's brave stance against reality-based science, and everything to do with him being a bombastic idiot.

EDIT: And hooray for the RPGsite, where I can point and laugh at the bombastic idiot as much as I please: haha, you bombastic idiot, you!!

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« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2007, 05:14:02 am »
Having read the Global Warming thread, I couldnt see any evidence of Moderator involvement at all - not even a black text on-topic comment, so presumably the banworthy stuff was all confined to PMs.

Who sent the first one?
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« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2007, 06:26:45 am »
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Having read the Global Warming thread, I couldnt see any evidence of Moderator involvement at all - not even a black text on-topic comment, so presumably the banworthy stuff was all confined to PMs.

Who sent the first one?


That WAS the problem...in at least 4 places, by their own rules there should have been a moderator jumping in there with some red text . There wasn't one.


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« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2007, 06:56:39 am »
But did the Mods send you a "Stop citizen, or be bannzorated!!1!" PM or did you send them a "I demand action, you facist bastards!!" PM?
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« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2007, 07:17:57 am »
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« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2007, 09:32:12 am »
Congratulations Koltar!  I practically had to beg Cessna to ban me so I could be one of the cool kids.

Heh, global warming, the problem is that I'm largely in favour of it.  Cold here in the winters.  Anyhow, I do think both sides have devolved into a hopeless is not caused by people / is too debate.  Gore is morally bankrupt and a complete hypocrite either way and don't get me started on David Suzuki.

Even so, I very much want the technological inovations and rethinking of our urban planning that this could bring about.  Puts me in a funny place y'know.  I'd love to see a bus that would free my 60 minutes a day of commuting up for reading.  I'd love to see passenger trains between major centres again.  I'd love to not need to own a car to get by, damn things cost more than Warhammer and I know which I enjoy more.

But then, I think we'll get there without legislation when oil gets up past $100 / barrel and 90% of China's population gets lung cancer similtaneously.
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« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2007, 09:50:35 am »
I don't really see a problem with the ban, if you threatened them legally ya kinda got what was coming to you.

However, the mods allowing them to pile on and gang up was total crap and I said as much in that thread. I'm sure I'm going to get into trouble for pointing it out. :haw:

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« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2007, 10:56:48 am »
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Koltar, after reading the thread, take the banning as a badge of honor. I mean shit, there were Global Warming proponents in there claiming that biofuels are "carbon neutral" and thus safely may be burned without emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I guess he never heard of combustion.

That one got me too...

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« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2007, 11:00:28 am »
It's slightly more complicated than that according to Wikipedia:

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Biofuels and other forms of renewable energy aim to be carbon neutral. This means that the carbon released during the use of the fuel, e.g. through burning to power transport or generate electricity, is reabsorbed and balanced by the carbon absorbed by new plant growth. These plants are then harvested to make the next batch of fuel. Carbon neutral fuels lead to no net increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, which means that global warming need not get any worse.

In practice, biofuels are not carbon neutral. This is because energy is required to grow crops and process them into fuel. Examples of energy use during the production of biofuels include: fertilizer manufacture, fuel used to power machinery, and fuel used to transport crops and fuels to and from biofuel processing plants. The amount of fuel used during biofuel production has a large impact on the overall greenhouse gas emissions savings achieved by biofuels.
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« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2007, 11:08:44 am »
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It's slightly more complicated than that according to Wikipedia:
I was going to post something very similar but you beat me to the punch :)

Anyway this is off topic - we're supposed to be arguing about Koltar's banning ;)
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« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2007, 12:25:57 pm »
Global warming, wikipedia, Klingons, rpg.net... this thread has got it all.
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« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2007, 01:21:11 pm »
...cats and dogs living together... mass hysteria!!


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« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2007, 01:41:25 pm »
Wow.  I am impressed.  

I don't quite get how that works.  You threaten to sue them and you are automatically banned?  What's the logic there?
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« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2007, 01:56:29 pm »
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I don't quite get how that works.  You threaten to sue them and you are automatically banned?  What's the logic there?
It's like when you get into an auto accident.  You're supposed to exchange only necessary information with the other driver, then shut up.  Don't say anything that could be potentially incriminating or otherwise weaken your case when the arbitrators take up the matter.

So, yeah, when someone says they're going to sue you, the only sensible response is, "Really?  Well then, have your lawyer talk to mine."  After that, you sever all communication except through legal channels.  On a discussion forum, that means revoking someone's membership at least until the matter has been resolved.

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